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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted July 03, 2001 02:28 PM
I'm looking for a stock gear reduction GM starter with a straight bolt pattern. We used one with a staggered bolt pattern last year but the new oil pan needs the straight pattern. Does anyone know what they came on? Mid-90's Camaros? S-10s? We just cooked a "racing" one and the stock one worked just fine last season.

[This message has been edited by bkap (edited July 06, 2001).]

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted July 08, 2001 07:46 AM
Try a starter from I believe a 95 Caprice police option 350 "P" motor. Delco rebuilt # 323-480. Get your wallet ready.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted July 11, 2001 03:26 PM
Okay, that got such a rousing response, how about this. Which starter is used to make the "lower end" race starters, like you buy from the mail order houses? The one we have from Speedway Motors is a Nissan, I think, but I found a Chevy solenoid to fit it. Does anyone know what make and model they come stock on? Do the gears have to be changed? It looks like all they do is bolt on an adaptor plate.

Nothing wrong with buying a racing starter, but I'm always looking for ways to save a little cash, don't you know.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted July 11, 2001 04:32 PM
I blew mine up a couple of weeks ago on a Friday night before Racing on Saturday. I just happened to have a starter off of a mid 90's Caprice. Put it on to race and it works fine if not better than my racing starter... Good Luck.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted July 12, 2001 10:26 AM
My starter sponsor told me that the unit to use for the "low end" racing starter came on 2 or 3 years of the Nissan 280Z only (only?)I think the years were right around 79-81. Then with an adaptor kit ($15 ?)(and a new starter "drive"?) he could build it.
The soleniod used on this unit seems to be a fairly common one. Besides having to replace a spring or two every time I have lost my clutch hydraulics (and then started the car in gear a few times)it has worked well for a couple of years.
This year my starter sponsor gave me one of those new super-small Chevy gear reduction type starters. It is lighter than the "low end" starter, and spins the motor faster, BUT... I've had to pull it out twice on race night. So... now it is just a backup.

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